Family fun at celebration of international youth day in Sheffield

Young people danced, boxed and had lots of fun as International Youth Day was celebrated in Sheffield.

Monday, 13th August 2018, 12:52 pm
Updated Monday, 13th August 2018, 12:58 pm
Aiden Scothern on the bucking bronco

More than 300 people attended Sheffield Futures' annual youth day celebration event which was packed full for free activities and displays at Ice Sheffield, in Attercliffe.

GB Boxing coaches held a training session for young people to take part in, while information stalls were hosted by other organisations including Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Chilypep, Change Grow Live, Pet-Xi, Sheffield Alcohol Support Service, SAYiT, Sexual Health Sheffield and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

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Activities included face painting, football tennis, a graffiti workshop, bucking bronco and a dance display.

International Youth Day was launched by the United Nations in 2000 and is an annual awareness day to celebrate the contributions young people make to their community

Marketing and communications co-ordinator at Sheffield Futures, Natasha Bright, said: "This year’s theme for International Youth Day is ‘safe spaces for youth,’ something that Sheffield Futures is proud to provide across the city, with weekly youth clubs and our one-stop-shop for young people at Star House on Division Street."

The event was sponsored by SIV.

Dominic Procter takes part in football tennis
Madison Wild designs her own t-shirt
Tom Burandt and Josh Naylor at the event. Pictures: Andrew Roe
Ben Eyre designs his own t-shirt
Jarrod Buxton takes part in a graffiti workshop